What is on your list of New Year’s resolutions? More exercise? A healthier diet? Learning a foreign language? Maybe your resolution for the New Year is to incorporate advice you have been given and land that dream job! If the job you have always wanted is not where you currently find yourself, perhaps now is the time to pursue it.
If you need some convincing, here are three good reasons to hunt for your dream job now.
If you find yourself freshly motivated, a proactive plan is the next step! At the great risk of sounding cliché, start by putting one foot in front of the other.
Make it a goal to complete the following steps within six weeks or less.
Getting started is often the hardest part. Complete these steps within the first six weeks of the New Year and you will have hit the ground running on your job search.
Diligently network and persistently apply to job announcements.
Make some cold calls to organizations where you would like to work. Introduce yourself and ask if there are any openings. Keep your name at the top of the hiring manager’s mind.
Remember to be patient—the average job search is eight months. If you need a job sooner than that, you must pull out all the stops and learn aggressive and assertive job searching. Hire a career guide to help you accelerate the process.
There are a lot of strategies to try. If one does not work, keep trying! Don’t give up!
The sooner you start pursuing in earnest your dream job, the sooner you will have it! Motivate yourself this New Year to land the job you have always hoped to have. Why wait? Make the first weeks (or months) of the New Year count!
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Job-Hunt's Federal Job Search Expert, Camille Carboneau Roberts, established CC Career Services in 1989 to provide total career management services to help clients land jobs faster. Expert services include federal resumes, private sector resumes, military-to-federal resumes, and social media resumes and profiles. Contact Camille via email at Camille@ccCareerServices.com, through LinkedIn, Twitter (@CamilleRoberts), or Facebook (CC Career Services).